What Happened on August 24, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 19th Venice Film Festival: "Rickshaw Man" directed by Hiroshi Inagaki wins Golden Lion
  • Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Offutt, American author
  • Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tracy Harris, American artist

Famous Deaths

  • John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
  • Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)